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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #720 on: May 07, 2017, 11:39:36 PM »
Planning on going to Arizona in June with the wife for 4 days. Would like to go ATV or Jeeping, Hike Grand Canyon or White water rafting or horseback riding.
Is Scottsdale the best place to stay or is it worth staying in Sedona. How far is kosher food from Sedona? Any help would be appreciated .

Thanks
I'd stay in Sedona or Flagstaff.  You may be able to get some kosher food in Flagstaff:  http://www.jewishflagstaff.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/412988
But call in advance.  We didn't have success either time we were in Flagstaff.

The weather is better here than Scottsdale, Broken Arrow Rd (do Pink Jeep Tour) by Sedona, and closer to Grand Canyon.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #721 on: May 08, 2017, 05:31:11 PM »
I'm not that worried about food as I'm going during the week and from what I see there's plenty of food establishments in Scottsdale/Phoenix area so I guess I would stay in the Phoenician.
I do however want to go to the GC for one day. Are there any affordable GC tours from Scottsdale? it seems like all the affordable tours are bus driven and are 14 hours long. Is it worth it?
I narrowed it down to 2 activities we want to do - GC & ATV. The rest of the time would be just to relax.
Any recommendations?


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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #722 on: May 08, 2017, 06:52:11 PM »
I'm not that worried about food as I'm going during the week and from what I see there's plenty of food establishments in Scottsdale/Phoenix area so I guess I would stay in the Phoenician.
I do however want to go to the GC for one day. Are there any affordable GC tours from Scottsdale? it seems like all the affordable tours are bus driven and are 14 hours long. Is it worth it?
I narrowed it down to 2 activities we want to do - GC & ATV. The rest of the time would be just to relax.
Any recommendations?
why not rent a car and drive to GC?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #723 on: May 08, 2017, 06:56:32 PM »
I'm not that worried about food as I'm going during the week and from what I see there's plenty of food establishments in Scottsdale/Phoenix area so I guess I would stay in the Phoenician.
I do however want to go to the GC for one day. Are there any affordable GC tours from Scottsdale? it seems like all the affordable tours are bus driven and are 14 hours long. Is it worth it?
I narrowed it down to 2 activities we want to do - GC & ATV. The rest of the time would be just to relax.
Any recommendations?
Phoenician is going through renovations now so that is not a good option

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #724 on: May 08, 2017, 07:29:36 PM »
I am renting a car but I don't want to drive 4 hours each way!

The Phoenician is accommodating for the renovations. I don't are about the lobby being renovated. The spa & pool are being moved so we would have that either way. Do you have any other suggestions as far as hotels?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #725 on: May 08, 2017, 07:34:30 PM »
I am renting a car but I don't want to drive 4 hours each way!

The Phoenician is accommodating for the renovations. I don't are about the lobby being renovated. The spa & pool are being moved so we would have that either way. Do you have any other suggestions as far as hotels?

I called them, they are only having a lap pool compared to the 7 pools they normally have. That's a deal breaker for me

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #726 on: May 08, 2017, 08:31:21 PM »
I called them, they are only having a lap pool compared to the 7 pools they normally have. That's a deal breaker for me

So where will you be staying? Any other suggestions?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #727 on: May 08, 2017, 08:41:51 PM »
I do however want to go to the GC for one day. Are there any affordable GC tours from Scottsdale? it seems like all the affordable tours are bus driven and are 14 hours long. Is it worth it?
i went with my family on this train (still had to drive a few hours and park by the train and drive home later), and we loved it. though it isnt cheap its reasonable. https://www.thetrain.com/

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #728 on: May 08, 2017, 08:43:07 PM »
So where will you be staying? Any other suggestions?

Splitting my time between Westin Scottsdale and Biltmore

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #729 on: May 08, 2017, 10:22:38 PM »
Splitting my time between Westin Scottsdale and Biltmore

Westin Resort or Villas?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #730 on: May 08, 2017, 10:34:57 PM »
Westin Resort or Villas?

Looking into the Biltmore now, I'm only a HH Gold member. Do they include breakfast for gold members? How are they with upgrades?

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #731 on: May 08, 2017, 11:38:59 PM »
Looking into the Biltmore now, I'm only a HH Gold member. Do they include breakfast for gold members? How are they with upgrades?

I'm believe they do give breakfast and it's hit or miss with the upgrades...

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #732 on: May 08, 2017, 11:41:46 PM »
i went with my family on this train (still had to drive a few hours and park by the train and drive home later), and we loved it. though it isnt cheap its reasonable. https://www.thetrain.com/

How old are your kids?  I've thought about doing this train literally every time I've gone with family to Phoenix (we've been 5+ times) and it just seemed too long for the kids (same reason we didn't do the GC at all).  I'd love to hear a mini-TR from you.  What did you do for food?  That was also one of my worries with the train and staying overnight.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #733 on: May 09, 2017, 06:34:56 AM »
I'm believe they do give breakfast and it's hit or miss with the upgrades...

Can anyone else confirm that? I am going there and I am gold, but havent read any reports about breakfast...

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #734 on: May 09, 2017, 06:35:22 AM »
Westin Resort or Villas?

Resort for now. Villas were double the price. But i might switch if Villa price drops